Arsenal’s Wilshere warns he is not yet back to his best

Jack Wilshere has insisted there is more to come as the Arsenal midfielder continues to find his feet following the long-term injury lay-off that cost almost 18 months of his career, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Wilshere maintained his return to action with a substitute appearance for England in defeat to Sweden in midweek, having last played for the national team under Fabio Capello in a June 2011 draw with Switzerland at Wembley. The match in Stockholm was only Wilshere’s fourth senior appearance for club or country since his last England outing, and came against the wishes of Arsene Wenger, who had asked Roy Hodgson not to pick the 20-year-old.

Arsenal play Tottenham Hotspur at in Saturday’s early kick-off, with Wilshere eligible for the match having served a one-game suspension against Fulham last weekend following his red card against Manchester United.

Wilshere however does not feel he has reached his potential yet, having missed out on valuable time in pre-season after his injury woes ran into the start of the new campaign. He said: “I’m not really sure how long it’ll be before I’m back to my best. This is my first long term injury. We’ll see. I’m sure people will notice when I’m back to my best!

I think sharpness comes with games and this is like my pre-season, basically. That comes with games. Small things like being in the right position when the ball drops in midfield will come. I’m feeling better and better with every game.

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